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suffered a L1 compression in his back due to his wreck at the Auto Club Speedway. No word yet if he will race at Martinsville.
The race started off with a short battle for the lead with Matt Kenseth getting the race lead. Kyle Busch started to get hot and was able to take over the race lead on lap 11. At lap 29 it was finally the first caution of the day as David Stremme spins out. The leaders pitted and Kyle Busch kept the lead of the race.
As the green flag dropped Kurt made a bold move down low to steal a couple sports. This time it was only got a short green flag ruin and at at lap 37 Timmy Hill and his car went south to bring out the caution. A bunch of cars which included Kasey Kahne, Clint Bowyer, and Kurt Busch at this time had damage from hitting the wall.
After the green flag dropped Joey Logano got hot and at lap 45 took over the race lead. He kept on leading the laps and around lap 68 it was the first round of green flag pit stops. Kurt Busch and Kevin Harvick picked up speeding penalties on pit road.
Tony Stewart got to led a few laps before he was one of the last cars on the lead lap cats to make a pit stop. This put Kyle Busch into the race lead. The green flag racing finally came to an end on lap 91 for debris. The caution brought in the leaders and Denny Hamlin won the race off pit road.
As the race restarted Kyle Busch got the best of the restart and easily got the race lead. The green flag racing continued and Matt Kenseth made an unscheduled pit stop at lap 112. The next caution though finally came out on lap 117 as Joe Nemechek smacked the wall. The leader pitted and Kyle Busch won the race off pit road. After the race restarted Joey Logano was able to get the race lead with a bold move.
With 69 laps left Marcos Ambrose bring out the caution for a blown tire. Leaders pit and Tony Stewart took only two tires to get the race lead.
With 58 laps left Tony Stewart was still leading race as Kyle Busch got hot and then took the race lead over. The green flag racing continued and with around 39 laps left green flag pit stops started to occur. After they were done Kyle Busch was back in the race lead.
The next caution finally came out for Marcos Ambrose that blew a tire. The caution brought down some cars to pit road for service. The race restarts with 26 laps left and it was a wild restart in the back. On the next lap Mark Martin winds up wrecking.
Some more cars pit and Denny Hamlin winds up with a second pit stop due to a missing lug nut. As the race restarted Kyle Busch was leading laps. With 18 laps left Kurt Busch makes a bold move to make it multi wide and take over fourth spot. With 15 laps left it was caution time again as the Clint Bowyer car wound up smoking big time.
At 12 laps to go it wound with another with another wild restart where it went around 4 wide to get the race lead. At seven laps left Joey Logano makes it three wide to take the race lead. Then Joey started to spit out water big time out of car as Denny Hamlin started to stalk Joey Loagno. Denny Got up right behind him as the final lap occurred. Denny and Joey got side by side for the lead. They both wind up touching at least once before Joey and Denny wreck late in the final lap to give kyle Busch the race win. Denny winds taking a hard lick into the inside wall that sends him with a trip into the ambulance.
After the race was over Tony Stewart and Joey Logano wind up throwing punches at each other.
"What a great day," said Kyle Busch.
"Very strong all day," said Joey Logano. "Just trying to protect the spot I had," he stated on the incident with Tony Stewart.
"What the hell do you think I was mad about?," said a very angry Tony Stewart in a post race interview. Tony Stewart also stated that he was going to bust Joey Loagno's ass.
In qualifying that happened earlier in the day for the Royal Purple 300 Kyle Busch picked off the poll for the event for Joe Gibbs Racing that is looking to win the ninth Nationwide Series race in a row at this track.
"Lots of fun last week," said Kyle Lasron.
"Very fast yesterday in practice," Said Elliott Sadler.
The start of the race saw a battle for the race lead between Kyle Busch and Elliott Sadler. Eliott Sadler won the war and started to break out into a nice sized lead. Then around lap 18 Elliott Sadler had an ignition problem that put him back to fourth place. This put Kyle Busch back into the race as Elliott Sadler started again to have the fastest laps on the race track.
At lap 33 it was bad tire time for Regan Smith. He left debris out on the race track to bring out the caution. The leaders pitted and Kyle Busch kept the lead of the race. After the race restarted Kyle Busch was leading the race, but Sam Hornish Jr. got really hot and then took over the race lead. Sam did not have it for long and at lap 43 Kyle was back into the race lead.
Green flag racing did not last that much longer and Paulie Harraka and his car wound up with a massive fire to bring out the caution. After the green flag dropped again both Sam Hornish Jr. and Kyle Busch were trading the race lead for many laps.
At lap 54 though Brian Vickers made an unscheduled pit stop. Brian Vickers stated that the engine started to tighten up.
Around lap 80 it finally became time for the first round of green flag pit stops. After the pit stops were over Sam Hornish Jr. was able to get the race lead. Sam did not have it for long and Kyle Busch was back leading the race. The race finally went back to caution at lap 93 for debris.
The caution brought in the leaders and Brian Scott took no tires to take the race lead. After the green flag dropped again Sam Hornish Jr. did not take long to get the race lead again. With 41 laps left Jason White spins out to bring out the caution.
The leaders pit except for Brad Keselwoski who keeps the race lead. As the green flag dropped Sam Hornish Jr. easily took the race lead. With 28 laps Brad Sweet spins out, but does not bring out the caution.
Kyle Busch at this time was getting hot and was able to take the race lead with 25 laps left. Kyle Busch then started to pull away from the field. With two laps left Sam Hornish Jr. wound up hitting the wall, but continued on. Kyle Busch went on to win another Nationwide Series race.
Kyle Busch stated that the car was working great on the high side.
Kyle Busch set a new track record in qualifying at this track in order to get the poll for the first Sprint Cup event at Bristol this season.
Jimmie Johnson stated that some "very very good racing" will happen today.
"Prety excited about our starting spot," Tony Stewart
"Hopefully we made the right changes for the weather today, " said Matt Kenseth.
At lap 8 Tony Stewart started to slow up big time and then he could not get down to pit road. Tony then brought out the caution as he blew out a tire. At lap 54 it was the second caution of the day as Jeff Burton wrecks.
The caution brought in the leaders with Kyle Busch taking four tire, but Denny Hamlin took only two to take the race lead. Kyle Busch also wound up getting a speeding penalty on pit road. After the green flag dropped we go t a short green flag run and at lap 71 it was caution time again for the spinning car of Jamie McMurray.
We got a good gren flag run this time with Denny Hamlin leading a whole bunch of laps. Then Kasey Kahne started to get hot and chased down Denny Hamlin. At lap 147 Kasey Kahne got the lead lap. A few more laps go by and David Gilliland wrecks to bring out the caution. The caution brought in the leaders and Denny Hamlin was able to keep his race lead, but Kyle Busch took only two tires to get himslef back up to second place.
At the drop of the green flag Denny Hamlin quickly got away as Bobby Labonte and his car was slow and then onto pit road for repairs. Then Kasey got hot and took over the race lead at lap 191. At lap 223 it was unscheduled pit stop time for Kurt Busch to replace a bad tire. Then at lap 235 the caution finally came out for Landon Cassill who hit the wall.
The caution brought in the leaders and Matt Kenseth took two tires to take the race lead.
After the green flag dropped Aric Almirola had a bad tire, but was able to make to pit road while Matt Kenseth was leading more laps. At lap 250 the next caution came out for Aric Almirola that spun out and crashed his car. This led to a good green flag run with Matt Kenseh leading all the laps. At lap 322 Dave Blaney hit the wall hard for the next caution.
The caution brought in the leaders and Jeff Gordon won the race off pit road as he took only two tires. As the race restarted Jeff started out leading laps and then Joey Logano made an attempt for the lead, but it did not work. In a second attempt at it Denny Hamlin in third wound up hitting Joey Logano a couple of times and at lap 347 Joey wrecks to bring out the caution. The caution brought ina few cars down pit road.
As the race restarted Denny Hamlin got really loose in turn one and lost a couple spots in a hurry. Jeff Gordon kept on leading laps with Matt Kenseth in second until Jeff Gordon blew a tire on lap 390. Then Jeff went up the track and totally took out Matt Kenseth that had nowhere to go.
The caution brought in a bunch of cars on the lead lap with a few cars including Brad Keselwoski staying out to lead the race. Jeff Gordon stated that the car was really good out front on the restarts. "Had a great car," said Matt Kenseth.
Brad Keselowski got a solid restart and the lead of the race. Kasey Kahne though started to get hot and was right behind Brad with 74 laps left. With 62 laps left a few more cars joined the fight for the race lead.
Then the leaders caught traffic Kasey Kahne was able to get the lead, but he could not keep it and Brad Keselowski was back in the race lead. The tenth caution came out for Jimmie Johnson as he blew a tire with 46 laps left.
As the race restarted Brad Keselowksi got a poor restart causing Kasey Kahne to get the race lead with Kyle Busch getting second.
With 8 laps left Denny Hamlin hit the wall a couple times and then over the rest of the race continued to hit it. Kasey Kahne continued to lead the laps on his way to victory of the race.
After the race Joey Logano wanted to have a few choice words with Denny Hamlin at his car.
Kasey Kahne stated the whole team was flawless today.
"M&M's Camery was fast," said Kyle Busch.
Joey Logano stated that he was running a whole lot better than he wound up finishing.
"Didn't mean to spin him(Joey Logano) out," Denny Hamlin.
The bad weather stayed away as the Nationwide Series drivers were back to Bristol for 300 laps of action packed racing. Justin Allgaier won the poll for this event.
Justin Allgaier started out leading the race and led it through the first and second caution. The first one came out on lap 27 for Jamie Dick that spun out and the second one for Brad Sweet on lap 59. The second caution brought in all the leaders and Trevor Bayne that took only two tires.
After the green flag dropped Trevor started leading laps as Kyle Busch started to get hot. He was able to get the race lead on lap 76. At lap 88 though it was black flag time for Elliott Sadler and his slow car. The next caution finally came out on lap 105 as Jamie Dick crashes. Nelson Piquet Jr. with nowhere to go gets caught up in the wreck.
It was another short green flag run and Jeremy Clements hits the wall. Over the next round of green flag laps Kyle Busch continued to lead the race.
At lap 159 it was back to caution time as Hal Martin, Brad Teague, Jeffrey Earnhardt and Austin Dillon got involved in a wreck. This caution brought in all the leaders. Brad Keselowski this time was able to win the race off pit and the lead of the race.
We had another short green flag run and at lap 179 it was a debris caution. This time after the green flag dropped action occurred on lap 188 as Regan Smith and Brad Keselowski get together. No caution occurs, but Brad winds up with a big tire rub. Then in a few laps his left front tire blew out forcing him down pit road for service. Then at lap 195 debris from his tire brought out the next caution.
After the race restarted Kevin Harvick was the new race leader. With 68 laps left Kyle Busch was right behind Kevin for the race lead. With 64 laps left the lapped traffic became too much for Kevin and Kyle Busch got the race lead. Kyle got a little lead and then it went away with 45 laps left.
With 35 laps left Jason White brings out the caution as he smacks the wall hard. The caution brought in Kevin Harvick was in second, but not many others came down for service. With 27 laps left the green flag dropped and Kyle Busch got the best of the restart to lead the race. With less than ten laps left Kyle Larson was right behind Kyle Busch for the race lead. Larson tried once to get the lead and it did not work. On the final lap though on the final corner Busch did not have a great run off the corner allowing Larson to a shot on the high side to win the race. They both wound up touching and Kyle Busch barley won the race.
Kyle Busch stated that he did everything he could to protect his momentum. "I'm 27 and getting old."
Kyle Larson stated that he did not think that he was going to have enough momentum to get by Kyle Busch.
"We felt like we had a good car," said Sam Hornish Jr. "Were firing on all cylinders."
For the first time this season the Sprint Cup drivers did not get to qualify cars at all leaving Brad Keselowski on the poll as they used 2012 owners points to set the field.
Jimmie Johnson stated that he is still trying to sort out the Gen 6 car. "Fast paced race," said Tony Stewart.
The race started off with a long green flag run. Brad Keselowski started off leading the race as Kasey Kahne started to get hot. Around lap 11 it was Kasey Kahne in the race lead and started to put a big lead on the field.
The green flag racing continued going at a fast pace and the first round of green flag pit stop started at lap 38. After the pit stops were over it was Kasey Kahne back in the race lead. He first caution finally came out on lap 64 debris.
The leaders pitted and Kasey Kahne was able to keep the race lead. After the green flag dropped we got an even longer green flag run. Kasey started leading laps as Jimmie Johnson started to get hot. Jimmie was able to get the race lead on lap 75. Jimmie Johnson then started to pull a big led on the field. As the green flag racing continued with Jimmie in the race lead it got to green flag pit stops around lap 115.
After the green flag pit stops ended Jimmie Johnson was back in the race lead. Kasey Kahne though started to get hot and was finally able to the race lead at lap 137. The green flag racing was still going at a fast clip and at lap 160 Marcos Ambrose slides on the race track in an attempt to make pit road to bring out the caution. The leaders pitted and Jimmie Johnson was able to win the race off pit road.
The race restarts and Kyle Busch with a bold move makes it three wide for the race lead and was able to make it work for the race lead. Kyle Busch then started to stretch his lead on the field. With 87 laps left though Kyle Busch wobbles and that caused Kasey Kahne to get the lead of the race back.
The green flag racing ended with 73 laps left as Bobby Labonte spins out. The caution brought in the leaders with cars up front taking only two tires while the cars in the back of the lead lap took four. Denny Hamlin though stayed out to take the race lead.
After the green flag dropped Kasey Kahne easily took the race lead, but Kyle Busch was so much faster he was able to get the race lead at the end of the lap. Kasey Kahne then started to get really hot and with 59 laps left he got the lead back. With 44 laps left Travis Kvapil smokes big time to bring out the next caution.
The caution brought in the leaders with some cars just raking fuel to put Matt Kenseth into the race lead. With 37 laps left the race restarted and Matt Kenseth was able to keep the race lead. Then in a few laps Ryan Newman and his car went bad to bring out the caution with 32 laps left. The leaders aty out this time with only a few cars coming down pit road for service.
Matt Kenseth started out leading laps again as the green flag dropped while Kasey Kahne quickly moved into second place. Kahne then started to get hot and with 14 laps left was right behind Matt for the race lead. With six laps left Kasey made a move for the lead did not work. Kasey got up close one more time, but could not do anything and Matt Kenseth wins the race. His win marks only the third driver to win on his birthday.
"Man this is awesome," said Matt Kenseth.
"I had a great day," said Kasey Kahne. He also stated that he had the car to beat.
"All in all a great day," said Kyle Busch. "A little more long run speed."
Brad Keselwoski stated that if he beat the 20(Matt Kenseth) off pit road that he might have had something for him.
For the first time in the Nationwide Series history at Las Vegas qualifying for the race was cancelled. This left the field to revert to 2012 owners points to set the field. This left Brian Vickers and Trevor Bayne at the front of the field for the race.
"The car went through a change in cup practice," said Kyle Busch.
Sam Hornish Jr. stated that we have a top five car.
The race started off with a short green flag run and Eric McClure blows his transmission on lap four. After the race restarted Brad Kesleowksi and Brian Vickers were fighting over first place. Brad Keselwoski fully won it at lap 20 and led the race until the competition caution came out on lap 36. Kyle Busch during this time rocketed his way up through the field and up to around fifth by the second caution.
The leaders pitted and Trevor Bayne and Regan Smith try a two tire stop to get track position. After the green flag dropped again it was Trevor Bayne leading laps until the next caution came out on lap 54 for Joe Nemecheck that smacked the wall. Trevor Bayne pitted and came out fifthteenth. After the race restarted Sam Hornish Jr. got time up front to lead the race.
Robert Richard Jr. spins out on lap 81 though to bring out the next caution. All the leaders pitted and Trevor Bayne took no tires to lead the cars off pit road. The greeb flag dropped and the race quickly went to back to as Kyle Larson hit Trevor Bayne and they both hit the wall.
This finally led to a long green flag run. Sam Honish Jr. was back to leading laps as Kyle Busch slowly moved his way to the front.
At lap 117 it was unscheduled pit stop time for Brad Keselwoski to fix a bad wheel. 18 more laps go by and he is back down pit road to fix a splitter problem. At lap 138 the caution for debris came out. The leaders pitted and Kyle Busch won the race off pit road. A few cars though come back on pit road a second time to top off on fuel.
The race restarts with Kyle Busch in second with Sam Hornish Jr. right behind him in second. With 47 laps left Samm Hornish Jr. took the race lead back. As the laps went down Scott Lagasse Jr. spins out to bring out the next caution with 17 laps left. The top seven cars on the lead lap stay out.
The green flag drops with 13 laps left and it was short green flag run as Kyle Larson and Joey Gase wreck to quickly bring out the caution.. The race restarted again with seven laps left and Sam needed one lap to fully get the race lead. Kyle has nothing for Sam over the final few laps as Sam took the win.
"We had a really good race car, " said Sam Hornish Jr. "Handling was perfect."
"It stink's man," said Kyle Busch. "Second is not bad."
"Good news is we got a top ten," said Brian Vickers.
"Unfortunate we had to battle back," said Trevor Bayne. "Solid points day."
"So proud of everybody on the interstate batteries team,"said Elliott Sadler.
The Sprint Cup drivers have moved out west this weekend to Phoenix for 312 laps of action packed racing. Mark Martin won the poll for the event. At his age he became the second oldest driver in Sprint Cup history to win a poll.
The races started off with Mark Martin leading laps and at lap 21 it was Scott Riggs that brought out the first caution as he blew a tire. This caution brought in the cars in the back for service. After the green flag dropped again and Marl continued leading laps until the next caution came out at lap 48 for Kyle Busch who spins out and smacks the wall.
This caution brought in the cars up front, but a small bunch stays out for track position. During this caution Martin Truex Jr. and his car went really bad and behind the wall for repairs. Three green flag drops and Greg Biffle this time gets to lead a bunch of green flag laps. At lap 64 Mark Martin makes an unscheduled pit stop to replace some bad tires. On the next lap though Juan Pablo Montoya takes the lead as Dave Blaney smacks the wall to bring out the caution. This saved Mark Martin from staying one laps down.
After the green flag dropped again it was time for Greg Biffle to lead more laps. The next caution came out at lap 95 for Ryan Newman and his car that spun out. This caution save a bunch of cars from making a green flag pit stop. The caution though brought in the
leaders, but Mark Martin stays out to get the race lead.
After the green flag drop Mark Martin started off leading the laps as Brad Keselowski started to get hot. Brad was finally able to get the race lead on lap 127. At lap 141 the next caution came out saving Mark Martin big time as he had to make a green flag pit stop soon. This caution was for Ryan Newman again that smacked the wall hard.
After the green flag dropped it was Carl Edwards who was leading laps with Jimmie Johnson stuck in second place.
At lap 185 it was caution time again as Danica Patrick how blows a tire and then smacks the wall. Then David Ragan with nowhere to go whacks Danica hard and takes off a bunch of car parts from her car.
"Took a hard hit, both sides," said Danica Patrick. "We were making progress."
This caution brought in the leaders with Dale Earnhardt Jr. leading the cars off pit road. As the green flag laps continued to go down Dale was leading more and more laps. Dale Kept on the leading the laps and with 76 laps left the David Gilliland car smacks the wall hard. The leaders pit and cars up front take two tires with Carl Edwards winning the race off pit road.
Carl Edwards got the best of the restart to lead a bunch more laps. With 65 laps left Kyle Busch lost it, but did not bring out the caution. As the green flag laps continued Carl Edwards started to slow it down a bit to save fuel. Both Jimmie Johnson and Brad Keselowski started to close on in to Carl. With 15 laps left Brad Keslelowski was right behind Jimmie for second place. With three laps left the caution came out for Ken Schrader brings out the caution for a blown tire. This brought out the green/white checker finish.
Cars up front stay out while a few lead lap cars pit four fuel. During the caution the Landon Cassill car stopped on the track extending the overtime period a bit. At the drop of the green flag Brad Keselowksi shoved Carl Edwards into the race lead, but Brad could not keep second place.
On the final lap Denny Hamlin makes a bold move to go three wide and took second place, but Jimmie Johnson was able to barely beat him at the line for second as Carl Edwards finally wins a race after going winless for 70 races.
"I don't know where to start," said Carl Edwards. "This is huge." He also stated this is one of the coolest wins of his life.
"Great pit stops," said Jimmie Johnson.
"Just so hard to pass," said Denny Hamlin. "It was a good day."
One week after wild action at Daytona the Nationwide Series is back again to race at Phoenix International raceway. Kyle Busch took the poll for this race with teammate Brain Vickers on the front row.
Sam Hornish Jr. stated that he was looking forward to the race today.
"Practiced good yesterday," said Kyle Larson.
The race went only a few laps under green and the first caution came out as Johanna long wrecks. Sam Hornish Jr., Alex Bowman, and Travis Pastrana got damage in the wreck. "It just took off on me," said Johanna Long.
Kyle Busch kept on leading laps after the green flag lap and then the second caution came out on lap 38 as Dexter Stacy spins put. This caution brought in the leaders and Kyle Busch wound up with a speeding penalty for exiting pit road to fast. This dropped him around 20 spots in the standings.
The green flag dropped again with Matt Kenseth leading laps this time as Brian Vickers started to get hot. Brian was able to take over the lead on lap 50 and then Joe Nemechek spins out for the next caution. By this time Kyle was up to around 15th in the standings.
After the green flag dropped again Matt Kensth got to lead more and more laps as Kyle Busch got super hot. Kyle kept on passing cars and then on lap 89 was able to get the lead of the race back again. He started to pull away from the field and then at lap 101 it was caution time again as Kevin Harvick hit the wall hard after a tire on his car blew. This caution brought in the leaders and Kyle Busch kept the race lead.
"I'm fine," said Kevin Harvick. "Tire just blew."
The race restarts and it was not a long green flag run and Sam Hornish Jr. spins out for the next caution. This finally led to a good green flag run. At lap 133 Parker Kligerman makes contact with Aric Almirola and wound up with enough damage to send him down pit road for service.
With 49 laps left Kyle Larson gets loose, slightly hits the wall and brings out the caution. The caution brought in Kyle Busch and a bunch of other cars on the lead lap. Brad Keselowski stays out though to lead the race.
The race restarts again and Kyle Busch took it three wide to get third place. With forty laps left Kyle Busch was back up to second. In a couple laps it became a side by side battle for the lead that Kyle Busch wound up winning.
With 28 laps left Brian Vickers makes an attempt to go three wide and it does not work and Brian brings out the next caution. This caution only brought some cars down pit road. As the race restarted Kyle Busch got to lead more laps. With 14 laps left Eric McClure started smoking big time, but made it to pit road. The laps quickly went down and Kyle took the race win.
"Feels awesome," said Kyle Busch. He stated that he wish he did it with Kyle Busch Motorsports.
On the intermediate tracks NASCAR is getting rid of the Roof Cameras.
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